The Dictionary sites “Homecoming: the return of a group of people usually on a special occasion to a place formerly frequented or regarded as home”* as the second entry. Sunday is our “special occasion” and you all are the “group of people” we hope are “returning” to worship either online or in the sanctuary. It is “Re-Covenanting Sunday” and our theme is “Homecoming.” Together we will recommit ourselves to sharing life, faith and fellowship with one another. Together we will lean toward “seeing the face of God” in surprising ways as we come home.  

* Dictionary, s.v. “homecoming,” accessed September 6, 2022,

Everything Changes
In our sermon series we are exploring how our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!  “Everything Changes” John 12:20-26 In our scripture this week Jesus asks us to let go of life “as it is” in order to create and multiply the love that is eternal. What feels like the chaos, or recklessness, of change is the breaking-open of possibility and the sprouting of new life. This is what it means to follow the change-maker Jesus and serve his purpose of more love in the world. -Pastor Courtney

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September 8, 2022

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